Hacia una democracia efectiva

Climate Change Campaign


If Climate Change worst possible consequences realizes, democratic principles will stagger in each country, leading to, among others, natural catastrophes, climate refugees, instable regions, food insecurity and conflicts.

In addition, Climate Change is a complex issue, and how it is addressed is a governance issue. A democracy that delivers ensures that the political processes are as inclusive as possible, taking into account the needs not only of the current generations and those under represented, but of the future generations. To solve climate change, this is a must.

Therefore, Climate Change is a threat to democracy, but to solve this global threat, a democracy that delivers is the answer. 

In this context, the Club de Madrid is bringing together some of the biggest names in the Climate Change field to mobilize the political will needed to reach a strong, universal and binding climate change agreement in the December 2015 UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties in Paris. Several Club de Madrid Members, all of them former Presidents and Prime Ministers, will contribute to this common purpose and will be joined by many other key figures in the climate change sphere. 

Video messages from Club de Madrid Members and key experts on Climate Change will be shared on the occasion of every major international gathering, starting with the G20 Brisbane meeting this weekend and ending with the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris December 2015. The aim is to mobilize political will for a strong, universal and binding climate change agreement.

The first step in this campaign is the statement "A message to the G20: Climate Change-A Must in the G20 Agenda", signed by the Club de Madrid President, Vaira Vike-Freiberga (former President of latvia), and both of its Vice-Presidents, Jennifer Mary Shipley (former PM of New Zealand) Shipley and Jorge Quiroga (former President of Bolivia) 

Also, check out here the message of Ricardo Lagos, Club de Madrid Member and President of Chile, advovating for a strong, universal and binding Climate Change agreement


And here the message from Hela Cheikhrouhou, Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund




John Kufuor, who is currently UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, Felipe Calderón, or Ruud Lubbers will be among the Club de Madrid Members participating in this effort; Christiana Figueres (UN Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), Rajendra Pachauri, (Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), will, among other relevant personalities, be also sending messages.



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